Best Granite Cleaner For Dark Countertops

White cabinets and black countertops have been my fave ever since I saw Somethings Gotta Give, so naturally when I got to pick out my options 6 years ago, I didn’t think twice before choosing the combo.

Little did I know shinny black countertops would be a cleaning nightmare. Every little crumb and fingerprint is noticeable to the naked eye, and it drives me nuts!

boxwood clippings_granite cleaner

Not all granite cleaners are born equal, many leave residue and streaks. The first year we were in the house we must have tried at least 10 different brands, and then we found our perfect match…

boxwood clippings 409 granite cleaner

This bad boy works like a charm, cuts out grease and leaves a glossy finish.

I love him so much I just had to tell y’all about it. :)

7 Responses to “Best Granite Cleaner For Dark Countertops”

  1. Lucinda Says:

    I too have black granite counter tops and keeping them clean can be maddening. I find a sponge that I dip in hot soapy water followed by drying off with microfiber dishtowels has worked well. But I’m definitely going to try this product!

  2. Annie Says:

    Good to know! Keeping this in mind.

  3. LB Says:

    I really needed this post. I recently moved to a home with granite counter tops and I have been trying to find a good surface cleaner. I appreciate the tip. Yeah!

  4. Elicia Bennett Says:

    Got to say I stubble upon BC and I love your site. First blog I check every morning. :) I was wondering where you got your pendent lights shown above. Thanks!!

  5. Sarah Says:

    Thanks everyone for your comments today, we love a day with feedback! We’re glad you found it helpful info :)

    Lucinda, thanks so much for the tip, microfiber never fails!

    Elicia, thanks for reading! My lights were an option through my builder, I’m sorry I don’t know the brand, I’ll look through my info and holler at you if I find anything.

  6. Lucinda Says:

    I live in Dallas and have been looking for this but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Where do you buy yours?

  7. Sarah Says:


    i buy mine at our local grocery store smiths which is a kroger store. also, just looking online i’m now having a hard time finding it….yikes, i hate it when they discontinue my fave.

    this seems to be the replacement:

    good luck, and let me know if you have any success.